Tag: Childhood obesity

Reasons to Get your Kids Outside

As kids grow up, they love accumulating and playing with all their new toys and gadgets. Then they grow older and become fond of video games that seclude them to the indoor confines of their bedrooms all day. Rarely, do we see our children step outside in the beautiful sunny weather and play like we… Read more »

Childhood Obesity a True Epidemic

Childhood obesity has doubled amongst pre-teens and tripled among teenagers over the past 30 years. Not only does obesity impact a child’s self-image and esteem, it could lead to long term risk for heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes. This growing epidemic all stems from children and parents establishing poor eating and lifestyle habits. According to… Read more »

Physical Activity Directly Correlates with Academic Performance

It’s no secret Americans are increasingly leading a sedentary lifestyle. In an age of video games and the internet, children are much less inclined to play outside. This inactivity is having detrimental consequences, including higher rates of childhood obesity along with diminishing concentration and thinking skills. Whereas past generations may have gone outside to play… Read more »